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Thread: last year's BOM quilt finally finished, thank goodness

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    Last year I participated in a BOM from a LQS. Each participant paid $25, and received a Debby Kratovil Block-a-Day calendar. Then each month the LQS owner picked out a block from the calendar and provided BARELY ENOUGH fabric to make that block. We also had to make the same block from fabric in our stash. Then we would bring in both blocks to show the LQS owner, give her the block from our stash, and take home the other block and the fabric and block selection for the next month. At the end of the year everyone who had completed all 12 blocks got a set of another 12 blocks made from the fabric in other people's stash, so we wound up with 2 sets - one made from the coordinating fabrics selected by the LQS owner, and another that wasn't quite so coordinated (though they tried). (I haven't decided what to do with that not-so-coordinated group yet, but donating them to science is a possibility.)

    I purchased a panel that was in the same fabric line as some of the fabrics provided by the LQS owner. Never again, because I don't really enjoy using a whole panel, and it was not possible to cut this one into pieces without destroying parts of the design. I put off assembling this quilt, but I finally decided on a setting (which required making 12 more blocks). Then I backed it and started quilting it in 3 sections, before realizing that I had completely forgotten to make the border. By then I had made the backing out of fabric that I originally wanted in the border, so I wound up making a checkerboard border out of fabrics that were still left, and the backing had to be pieced too. I have not been a happy camper while working on this, but at least it is done. And I am planning the next quilt, which will be something more of my choosing.
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    Great choice on the checkerboard boarder! It really matches the quilt. How cute are those two cats!! Love the quilt - great colors!

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    Great job! I love the cats in the middle too.

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    I like it!

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    I enjoy your setting of the blocks. It is hard to make them all mesh when there ar so many blocks that are all different. Very nice job adding the pa
    nel too. Was that part of the pattern from the qult shop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    I enjoy your setting of the blocks. It is hard to make them all mesh when there ar so many blocks that are all different. Very nice job adding the pa
    nel too. Was that part of the pattern from the qult shop?
    Thank you. The quilt shop very conveniently had the panel for sale, and showed it made up with these blocks, so a lot of us bought it, but it was not required. They also provided a setting pattern for purchase, but I wanted to make my own setting. Yes, it is hard to make them all mesh. I've seen some of the quilts made by the other BOM participants, and I was particularly impressed by one that did an on-point setting, and used the panel. I think hers will be in our quilt show in October, and I want to get a picture.

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    Can you show us the other set of blocks please? Maybe we can help ...

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    You did an excellent job. The quilt is lovely.

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    For all your hard work, it sure turned out to be a great quilt! I like how the panel is offset amongst the blocks. I have that panel too! It's waiting patiently for me. LOL

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    Came out really good...you get an A+ :wink:

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    It turned out beautiful!!! Sounds like it was a challenge :D :D :D

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    Well, dunster, it sounds like a nightmare, I mean challenge, but the finished product in beautiful. Pat yourself on the back for that one.

    Are you going to the expo in Portland?

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    Absolutely lovely quilt...well worth all the headaches that seemed to go with it..love those kitties...

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    Your quilt is beautiful sorry you had so much trouble. I know once you get into something like this you just want to get it done and gone. But your quilt is great.

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    It looks beautiful. I'm sorry that you did not enjoy the "putting it together" process.

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    I really like it!! You did a fantastic job! (I had the cat panel and just did a wall hanging from it -- didn't know there were coordinating fabrics -- duh :oops: !)


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    I am glad they offered the panel. It made the whole quilt stand out in a wonderful way. Why aren't you going to enter yours? It is beautiful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeyoz
    Well, dunster, it sounds like a nightmare, I mean challenge, but the finished product in beautiful. Pat yourself on the back for that one.

    Are you going to the expo in Portland?
    I hadn't thought about going to the expo, but why not? It's not that far away, could be a day trip. Are you going? It would be fun to join up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuzzyQ
    Can you show us the other set of blocks please? Maybe we can help ...
    That is actually an excellent idea. I will take some pictures and post them soon. Unfortunately I wound up with a set that is all Halloween-related, and that's just not my thing, at least for quilt-making.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedGarnet222
    I am glad they offered the panel. It made the whole quilt stand out in a wonderful way. Why aren't you going to enter yours? It is beautiful.
    I might enter mine too. It's just a guild show, no judging. There could be a whole collection of quilts from that BOM - would be interesting to see them all together.

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    Me and a couple of my quiltin buddies were thinking of going this year. It would be fun to meet up. Let me talk to them again and see if we are going for sure.

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    Me and a couple of my quiltin buddies were thing of going this year and would love to meet up with you. Let me talk to them and make sure we were still going.

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    I understood everything you said! :roll: Yep, everything! I am going to be much more selective myself. I must say, the quilt is just beautiful! Quilting is suppose to be fun and relaxing right?

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    I think it turned out great!!! :D :D

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    I like the way the checkerboard border pulls the whole thing together. The cat part is GREAT!

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